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Social Benefits Tribunal (Tribunals Ontario)

Ministry
Attorney General
URL
http://tribunalsontario.ca/sbt/
Address
655 Bay Street, 14th Floor
TORONTO
M7A2A3
Phone
(416) 326-0978
Fax
(416) 326-5135
Background
Ontario Works Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 25, Sched. A, Part IV, s. 60 (opens a new window)
Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009, S.O. 2009, c. 33, Sched. 5, s. 15; O. Reg. 126/10 (opens a new window)
Function

The Social Benefits Tribunal exercises jurisdiction to hear appeals under the Ontario Works Act, 1997 and the Ontario Disability Support Plan Act, 1997, regarding the refusal to grant a benefit, the suspension or cancellation of a benefit, the reduction of a benefit or the amount of a benefit. 
The Social Benefits Tribunal is designated as part of an adjudicative tribunal cluster by regulation made under the Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009.

Membership

Members of the Social Benefits Tribunal are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Some members are cross-appointed to other tribunals within Social Justice Tribunals Ontario.

Term

Members are appointed for a term specified by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule B of the Agencies and Appointments Directive

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Associate Chair (Full-Time) STACEY FERGUSON
18-Jun-2020 - 17-Jun-2022
peterborough
2. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) AUDREY HUMMELEN
18-Oct-2017 - 17-Oct-2022
chatham-kent
3. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) STEPHANIE ZWICKER SLAVENS
15-Apr-2021 - 14-Apr-2023
toronto
4. Vice-Chair (Full-Time) JONELLE VAN DELFT
13-Jun-2020 - 17-Feb-2025
caledonia
5. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) MAUREEN HELT
14-Dec-2019 - 13-Dec-2021
toronto
6. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) KAREN RESTOULE
01-Jan-2020 - 04-Apr-2022
dokis first nation
7. Member (Full-Time) DENISE DIETRICH
22-Oct-2020 - 21-Oct-2022
waterloo
8. Member (Full-Time) JONATHAN NG
20-Nov-2020 - 19-Nov-2022
toronto
9. Member (Full-Time) PIOTR (PETER) SZAJAK
20-Nov-2020 - 19-Nov-2022
toronto
10. Member (Full-Time) ERIC BROWN
14-Jan-2021 - 13-Jan-2023
waterloo
11. Member (Full-Time) LOUISE HORTON
14-Jan-2021 - 13-Jan-2023
toronto
12. Member (Full-Time) ARIEL SZE MUN LO-WONG
25-Feb-2021 - 24-Feb-2023
toronto
13. Member (Full-Time) RICHARD WOODFIELD
25-Mar-2021 - 24-Mar-2023
cambridge
14. Member (Full-Time) BRIAN KILLICK
29-Apr-2021 - 28-Apr-2023
sarnia
15. Member (Full-Time) NAZARETH MAYNES
29-Apr-2021 - 28-Apr-2023
toronto
16. Member (Full-Time) SONIA OUELLET
29-Apr-2021 - 28-Apr-2023
ottawa
17. Member (Full-Time) CHARLES CHAN
07-Oct-2021 - 06-Oct-2023
burlington
18. Member (Full-Time) WILLIAM BURKE Resigned
26-Jul-2019 - 25-Jul-2024
lindsay
19. Member (Full-Time) JOSEPHINE RACIOPPO
17-Jun-2020 - 16-Jun-2025
north york
20. Member (Full-Time) CYNDI KUNKEL
26-Oct-2020 - 25-Oct-2025
orillia
21. Member (Part-Time) GREGORY S LARSEN
02-Feb-2020 - 01-Feb-2022
thunder bay
22. Member (Part-Time) EMILY COLE
12-Nov-2020 - 11-Nov-2022
toronto
23. Member (Part-Time) GERALD LAPKIN Resigned
20-Nov-2020 - 19-Nov-2022
toronto -etobicoke
24. Member (Part-Time) CHERYL HENSHAW
28-Nov-2019 - 27-Nov-2022
windsor
25. Member (Part-Time) LISA DICESARE
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Dec-2022
dundas
26. Member (Part-Time) ARTHUR LUST
25-Mar-2021 - 24-Mar-2023
ottawa
27. Member (Part-Time) JED DECORY
29-Apr-2021 - 28-Apr-2023
aylmer
28. Member (Part-Time) RANIL MENDIS
06-May-2021 - 05-May-2023
mississauga
29. Member (Part-Time) MBUSO NKOSI
13-May-2021 - 12-May-2023
toronto
30. Member (Part-Time) SHERRY MACISAAC
01-Jan-2020 - 28-May-2023
ancaster
31. Member (Part-Time) TERRY BROUILLET
01-Jan-2020 - 11-Jun-2023
cornwall
32. Member (Part-Time) SANTINA MOCCIO
17-Jun-2021 - 16-Jun-2023
ancaster (hamilton)
33. Member (Part-Time) TONY FRANCIS
08-Jul-2021 - 07-Jul-2023
windsor
34. Member (Part-Time) OYEYINKA OYELOWO
26-Aug-2021 - 25-Aug-2023
toronto
35. Member (Part-Time) DR. GAURAV (GARY) REHAN
04-Nov-2021 - 03-Nov-2023
athens
36. Member (Part-Time) GEORGES LARIVIERE
17-Jun-2020 - 16-Jun-2025
burlington
37. Executive Chair (Full-Time) SEAN WEIR
02-Dec-2020 - 01-Dec-2022
oakville
38. Alternate Executive Chair (Full-Time) KAREN RESTOULE
17-Mar-2020 - 04-Apr-2022
dokis first nation